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    July 7, 2011
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this afternoon. nothing you would not expect this time of year. humidity is an 97%. a light wind. a mixture of sunshine and clouds. scattered showers and thunderstorms will develop this have to know. a high temperature around 91 degrees. we will come back and check the forecast for the upcoming weekend. >> good morning. a nice start. nothing like we sought yesterday with the closure of the b-w parkway. we're looking at a smooth ride around providence in the outer loop. looking good on the j.f.x. so far. in the green into town. on the harrisburg expressway, 55 traveling southbound. so far so good on at 95 out of the northeast down from the white marsh area toward the beltway northeast. 11 minutes on southbound 95 from the beltway down to 32.
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eight minutes to travel on southbound 895 down to the harbor tunnel tolls. this is the west side at frederick road. a bit of a buildup of volume as you make your approach to 95. problem-free on the entire beltway. white marsh looks good as well. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. back to you. >> thank you. a massive manhunt for a man responsible for assaulting a man working a highway speed camera. >> jennifer franciotti is live in our newsroom with more on the attack that shut down a busy highway. >> is shut down the highway for hours. a speed enforcement vehicle was parked on southbound b-w parkway. the parkway was shut down for three hours with dozens of law
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enforcement officers searching suspicious vehicles for the suspect. a man police considered armed and dangerous. they believe the camera operator was inside the vehicle at the time. the man walked all out of the nearby woods and had a shotgun. he told police the suspect began tapping on the back window with the shotgun. >> the witness was frightened at that point and began blowing his horn. he said the individual came to the front of the truck and began striking the front windshield with his hammer. >> the suspect is described as a white male, 5 foot 8 inches, weighing approximately 150 pounds. he was last seen wearing a red and blue plaid shirt, possibly finalannel. the camera operator was not hurt.
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investigators are looking at the surveillance camera from the hotel to see if they can get a picture of the suspect. jennifer franciotti, reporting live. >> be the first to know when police track down this armed suspect by signing up for breaking news on our website, wbaltv.com. still no arrest in the incidents from monday night at the inner harbor. a bullet injured kavin benson. they hope someone will recognize a person of interest. if you have any information, you're asked to call baltimore city police. >> a man convicted of murdering his girlfriend will spend the rest of his life behind bars. frederick christian was convicted of first-degree murder in the death of jerryell foster
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. her body was found last year in virginia. he received a 20-year sentence for hand gun conviction. charles novak pleading guilty to first and third degree burglary. police found multiple pieces of equipment in his talks with images of 260 victims, including those of his own mother. >> you expect a certain measure of privacy when you close your blinds. you are within the confine of your home and your doors are locked. you are alone. to have someone that is your neighbor and you would expect to have a personal boundary violates a that. unexplainable. >> he spent his whole day and light looking for ways to look at women, for ways to access women's homes. he had the equipment that was so
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sophisticated. we're happy that the judge understood the severity of the case. >> he will also be required to register as a sex offender. >> going through a digital detox. some of us spent a lot of times going through ipads and phones. the social interaction is good. too much of it is not. this is the reason to the taldetox. unplugging completely and interacting with nature. this tends to improve your overall health. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. how hard is it for you to unplug
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when you go on vacation? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> the topic of "don't ask, don't tell" is being discussed again. this barred gays and lesbians from serving openly. the military is moving ahead with slowly dismantling "don't ask, don't tell." last fall of the justices upheld an earlier order keeping the policy in place. >> at the white house, president obama will sit down with top republicans and democrats to discuss a deal to raise the debt ceiling. a deal must be reached by august 2 or the u.s. might not be able to pay its bills. kate amara has more.
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is there any positive news? >> after weeks of a still make, there are some signs of movement this morning. the president looking for a longer deal with bigger cuts. >> never in our history has the united states defaulted on its debt. >> a deal is within reach. negotiations continued at the white house as he says that with top leaders in congress. >> we have had a difficult time trying to get a clear proposal out of the president and his people. maybe he can begin by telling us what he has in mind. >> the white house wants a combination of cuts along with new revenue. >> i think the american people are on my side. we need to have a balanced approach where everything is on the table. >> democrats want the solution
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to have tax increases. >> i am proud the democrats are standing up for america's middle class. >> republicans will only agree to a deal that is completely free of tax hike. >> jobs are not being created in the country. what is the right medicine to treat to a? to add more taxes? >> eric cantor signaled closing some of the tax loopholes for business this is something republicans are willing to consider. kate amara, wbal-tv 11 news. >> what else did representative kacantor have to say? >> any revenues raised should be offset by tax cuts somewhere else. >> kate amara, to live. 72 degrees on tv hill.
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a suspect in the daily fort hood shooting will stand trial this morning. >> sentencing this morning for casey anthony. she was found guilty of lying to police.
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>> welcome back. a beautiful shot of the downtown area. 77 degrees at the maryland science center. we should get to the morning commute without any rain. later, some scattered thunderstorms are likely to develop. the forecast for today, warm and humid. scattered thunderstorms later today. a high temperature around 91. we'll come back and check the forecast for the upcoming weekend. >> thank you. casey anthony closed before the judge, this time for sentencing. she was found not guilty of
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murdering her daughter earlier this week. she was found guilty on four counts of lying to law enforcement. c. has already been in jail for three years, the judge could sense her to time served. which means she would go free. the suspect in the deadly shooting rampage at fort hood, texas, will face the death penalty. he is charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder. and it is not clear when he will be arranged or enter a plea. 5:12. 72 degrees on tv hill. we mentions that facebook had a big announcement. i'm robin sue joss.
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning to you. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. not bat out there and all. one accident in baltimore county in the phoenix area between phoenix road and cooper road. use extra caution. everything is running smoothly on the harrisburg expressway north and south. no problems along york road. the north side running smoothly. 57 over towards 795. a smooth ride on the west side. j.f.x. in great shape. a little bit of a slow spot. 295 in great shape. nothing like yesterday. everything is open and running smoothly from 100 down to the
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capital beltway. this is the west side. a nice ride and frederick road. this is 95 coming out of the white marsh area. southbound traffic checking it out just fine towards the fort mchenry. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now let's get the latest on the buses and the trains. for that we go to kurt kronke of the mta system. >> we have on the buses the 24 bus operated with a delight. the 15 bus diverting at broadway. look for the 64 bus to divert at charles and conway street. light rail and metro subway both on schedule. i'm kurt kronke. now back to tony pann good morning. >> we're off to a quiet start. it is warm but we do not expect any rain for the morning commute. 73 in parkville. 71 in jarrettsville. the dew points are running
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around 70 degrees. with dew points in the upper 60's, it feels pretty tropical this morning. the atmosphere will use some of the moisture to create some thunderstorms this afternoon. the skies are clear. we are starting to see a hint of something to develop in central pennsylvania. there is a cold front that is moving towards us. we will see some scattered thunderstorms develop as it bumps into this humid air mass. this front will get stalled on the coast. we'll have a chance for rain in the forecast even for friday. we have about a 40% chance you'll see a thunderstorm in your neighborhood. high temperatures in the upper 80's and low 90's. on accountable tonight with a chance for a shower or thunderstorm. tomorrow, the front will stall in the mid atlantic.
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we have the chance for rain in the forecast on friday. scattered thunderstorms on friday. a wave of low pressure will travel long that front. we should set up with a decent weekend. it will be a close call. there could be some rain friday night or early saturday. 85 tomorrow with clouds and showers. saturday and sunday, the humidity should be in the comfortable range. 91 on sunday. the next chance for rain after that will be late monday and into tuesday. >> borrowers will soon get a free credit score, but if they are denied a loan. this new policy goes into effect later this month. a score will have to be provided if an applicant is denied. a special low score cannot be used. verizon it agrees to pay $20
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million to resolve a lawsuit on how some employees were treated. verizon violated the americans with disabilities act by not accommodating and disciplining employees who missed work because of a disability. the company denies the claim. if approved by judge, it will be the largest single disability supplement in the commission's history. facebook teams up with skype. it also tweaks some existing services. mission has been to make communication as pervasive as possible. >> the announcement that skype's video chat will be offered to facebook's users.
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>> facebook has something that they cannot get. 125 million who are engaged on skype. >> no money is changing hands. people will be able to make skype video calls for free. >> using the best technology with the best social infrastructure to create some cool and new scenarios. >> there could be some fee-based premium services. >> skype is in the process of being acquired by microsoft. >> apple may be considered a big iphone revamp next year. jane king has the business news in the bloomberg business report. >> good morning.
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the obama administration expected to announce two programs to provide unemployed homeowners extra time on their mortgages. the revised programs are intended to be a win-win situation for boris and the banks. mortgage servicers are now in advanced talks over faulty foreclosures. a cell that can come as soon as next week. stock futures are quiet. we do have numbers on weekly jobless claims. it will be about jobs for the rest of the week on wall street. transportation and consumer stable companies ove. more buzz on apple's new iphone.
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it may have an improved camera and a bigger prevent me come next year with an edge to edge screen and possibly corliss charging -- cordless charging. live at the new york stock exchange, i'm jane king reporting for wbal-tv 11 news. back to you. >> i understand you have word about free food from chick-fil-a tomorrow. >> it is that time of year. they do this every year. time. time to appreciate californow. you can get free food. >> we will see you then. thank you. >> free chick-fil-a.
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5:22. 72 degrees on tv hill. >> don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water cooler question of the day. how hard is it for you to unplug when you go on vacation? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com.
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>> social media moms are a force to be record with. >> there is one in the philadelphia area that is keeping other mothers and fathers about parenthood. >> when this guy was born, they decided that chris would stay with the baby. he used notes to help with his writings. >> as a joke, i took a note and
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put, don't forget to change baby, just kidding soil would not forget those things. >> from that, more messages about babies turned into a message with a blob. >> his face gets red, it means he has to go to the bathroom. >> more than 10,000 followers. he never wanted to do a sappy blog that made every day km blissful. he is describing the wonders and challenges like trying to keep a baby's nails clippe. >> it looks like he is part of baby fight club. the first rule of baby fight club is that you cannot talk about. >> chris use this as an outlet for other fathers and
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grandparents. >> a lot of the themes are relatable. kids will always do these things. >> care any post-it know it keeps chris and a lot of parents same. >> that was tracy davidson reporting. 5:27. 72 degrees on tv hill. >> a bizarre incident on the b-w parkway has police still searching for a suspect today. details are next. >> we will meet the man who counts down the nasa shuttle launches. >> we have some rain in the forecast. >> a turn for the worst
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>> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> good morning, everybody. welcome back. i am stan stovall. >> and i'm mindy basara. thank you for joining us this morning. we will come back and check on weather and traffic together before you head out to start your day. weather and traffic on this thursday morning. >> it is july. we're getting into the hottest part of the year. it is warm and uncomfortable. it will be dry for the morning commute. that may change this afternoon. you may want to take an umbrella. humidity, 97%. today, some scattered thunderstorms may develop later today. high temperature around 91. we will check the forecast for the weekend when we come back. >> problem at the fort mchenry. i don't know how you flip over a car in the fort mchenry tunnel.
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there is an overturned vehicle and the southbound direction and blocking the right tube. take the key bridge or 895. watch for that southbound closure. in phoenix, paper mill road, we're tracking an accident. harrisburg expressway looks fine. no problems on the j.f.x. this morning. the entire beltway running smoothly at this hour. 95 looks good. tapping the brakes passed 32 of the southbound side. this is frederick road. the west side is running smoothly. this is 95 at the fort mchenry. you can see the right tube closure. avoided by taking the harbor tunnel or the key bridge. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. back to you. >> thank you. a massive manhunt for suspect
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police say assaulted a man working a highway speed camera. >> we're told the suspect has a weapon. jennifer franciotti has more on the attack. good morning. >> the b-w parkway was shot down in both directions for three hours yesterday while dozens of law enforcement officers searched for the suspect. a bizarre incident on to 95 near the bw airport have the interstate shut down for hours. police say a man walked out of the woods and on to the b-w parkway holding a hammer in one hand and a shotgun in the other. they say he approach the speed enforcement vehicle. the camera operator says the suspect started the attack by tapping on the back window. >> the witness was obviously frightened at that point and began blowing his horn. he said the individual then came to the front of the truck and began striking the front windshield with his hammer.
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>> you can see the windshield damage on the left part of your screen. the suspect started yelling at him. >> could not determine what was being said. but then within minutes, the individual walked back into the wooded area, carrying the shotgun and the hammer. >> dozens of law enforcement officers searched the area. the highway was shut down for hours. mark ford is staying at one of the many hotels. >> it is weird that somebody would do that randomly, unless maybe they thought the get ticketed earlier. >> police are looking at surveillance video, hoping to get a picture of the suspect. he is described as a white male in his 60's weighing approximately 150 pounds. he has gray hair and was last seen wearing blue jeans.
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the camera operator was not hurt. anyone with information is asked to call police. >> to live. police are trying to piece together it will let a man to stab his father. this was the scene over the aberdeen plaza shopping center where police say the victim was stabbed in the chest. no word on the victim's condition. his son is in police custody. police investigate how body ended up inside a truck. it was discovered last might in a lot of pulaski highway. not unclear is how long the body was there appeared the case is being considered a suspicious death. >> the it soon could be stiffer penalties for dumping garbage and debris. the fine for toxic materials up to 25 pounds could increase to
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$500. the pushed as many voice their opinions in front of city council members. >> diseases. right now, pc the killing rats. -- king rats. these are black rats. >> illegal dumpers would be responsible for the cost of removing the items. city council will revisit the bill on july 18. a panel study of the sustainability of benefits for state employees will hold a final meeting today to vote on recommendations for their report. changes to the plan took effect this month. the amount they pay for retirement has gone up to seven percentag.
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>> george will play a big part of the launch of shuttles atlantis. you will hear his voice. >> i was here for the first spaceship launch and i'll be here for the last one. >> george is as much of the shuttle program as the clock. >> you will not recognize his face. >but that is just some flashing lights until george takes over. >> before that, i had been a reporter, radio reporter for the tampa bay area covering the space program for about five years. >> the job open up front in 1978. 10 years later he did this
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first-ever shuttle play-by-play. >> there was concentration. you don't have time to be nervous about the countdown. the main engines ignite. >> they can still bail. >> his top three favorite nassau moments -- nasa momentss. would be at the top. the flights getting ready to fly. i will never forget the first launch commentary that i did which was atlantis. here i am doing the last one. everybody always wants know what you're left off line is.
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expanding our knowledge, expanding our lives in space. >> that was interesting. >> that was louis turner reporting. 5:38. 72 degrees on tv hill. >> the jig is up, men. you like to show affection after all, don't you/ u? >> don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water cooler question of the day. how hard is it for you to unplug when you go on vacation? the ipods, the laptops. you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> traffic stops at the southbound fort mchenry. we have a problem and we will
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update you on what is going on.
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>> welcome back. 5:41. the air quality is in the poor range. it will not rain to start the day today. we have some rain in the forecast for later this afternoon. take an umbrella just in case. 74 in annapolis. 72 in hagerstown. a mixture of sunshine and clouds. warming humid with a high near 91. a chance for a thunderstorm later today. will check the forecast for the upcoming weekend when i come back in just a few minutes. stay with us. >> : cantor cases continue to
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drop -- colon cancer cases continue to drop your more than 60,000 fewer cases in 2007 compared to 2003. experts say this is because more people are getting screened for the disease. screening is recommended for all adults over the age of 50. doctors say about one-third of adults are not up to date with their cancer screening. >> the jig is up. years evidence you do like to coddle -- there is evidence you do like to couddle. holding hands was more important to man them to women. couples had been together for an average of 25 years. even though divorce rates are high, many couples remain happy
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throughout their relationship. isn't that sweet? >> if you'll let us, we would like to be close to you. >> 72 degrees on tv hill. sweden beats the u.s. in the world cup. world cup. [ mr. clopper ] i don't talk to them as much as cindy does... good morning chickens!
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. let's see what is going on on the roads. we're tracking a problem at southbound 95 at the fort mchenry tunnel. the right tube is closed and will be closed throughout the morning rush. you can get by the left tube
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but there are some different place. you could take the key bridge as her alternate. a problem in phoenix. we have a nice ride on the beltway. we're tracking in as right as well on the j.f.x. southbound. here is traffic on i-95 near o'donnell street. this is southbound traffic. that is still moving well. once he gets past o'donnell, things will start to back up. this is traffic at the fort mchenry. we still have a right tube closure. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now let's get the latest on the buses and the trains. for that we go to kurt kronke of the mta system. good morning. >> we have a slight delay on camden 541. other marc trains on schedule. light rail and metro subway on schedule. the 44 bus operate with delays. there is a diversion and charles and conway street. i'm kurt kronke.
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now back to tony pann. >> we have some rain to talk about today. but first let's say good morning to ava marie. she has been running down the food trucks in front of the building. is that an ice-cream truck? >> food trucks have arrived in the baltimore. this is not what you think of what you get in a fast food truck. we will talk about that. i have built irving -- bill irving. tell us what this is about. >> bring awesome food to people on the street. we can go anywhere we want to go. we have the grill rolling. you can get the taste cheeseburgers around -- you can get the tastiest hamburgers around. we hand make everything in the morning. we're able to take it out on
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the street pick you can get restaurant quality food on the street. this is where you find comfort. it is hard to find cover on the street eating a greasy water dog. this is hot, melted cheese. then we have fries their crispy and warm and delicious. >> thank you for being with us. i make it inside and start frying up some hamburgers. now we check out my weather skills. there's a possibility for some storms later in the day. not a lot going on right now. there is a boundary in the area. let's go to tony with a full check of the weather. >> that is cool. they have those in big cities. you don't have to have just hot dogs in the truck. you cannot hide us call the food -- you can have high-
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quality food. the dew point is around 70 degrees. the close to the dew point to the actual temperature, the more uncomfortable it feels. a tropical start for us but no rain. the skies are basically clear. the air quality is in the port ranor range. we're starting to see the first hints of precipitation developing up in pennsylvania. there is a frontal writers got into our neighborhood later this afternoon. the closer it gets to us, we'll probably see some scattered thunderstorms develop. only a 40% chance you will see one juror through your neighborhood. take an umbrella. you may need it later today. a mixture of sunshine and clouds. high temperature between 88 and
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93 degrees. parle, disgusted by any chance for a shower or thunderstorm mainly the seating. temperatures will drop back to the lower end of the 70's. that front was it hard time going off the coast. we will keep the chance for thunderstorms on friday. an area of low pressure will travel on that front and take it off the coast. which is have a decent weekend. we will increase the chance up to 50% tomorrow with a high temperature of 85. the weekend should clear up and we should be comfortable. 87 on saturday. 91 on sunday. the next chance for rain will be late monday into tuesday. decentetting up for a weekend. >> thank you. 72 degrees on tv hill. >> coming up, we'll look at one of your answers to our water cooler question of the day. >> here is a look at last night's winning maryland lottery numbers.
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this morning we asked -- how hard is it for you to unplug when you go on vacation? >> oh, nancy!
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nancy! >> keep sending us those responses. we will post more of your answers on the front page of wbaltv.com. >> i think buck showalter wants to that with his pitching staff right now. so he doesn't have to talk with them. the orioles cannot get to the all-star break faster they get swept last night by the rangers. jeremy guthrie struggled. michael young down the right- field line. stays fair. nick markakis plays it. 2-0 rangers. nelson cruz. groundball. finds a seam. the orioles get to expect on one swing. he crushes this one on to the hill in the senate. 4-2. new ball game.
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jeremy guthrie made it close. a nice plate on this bunt. mike napoli off brad bergesen. a slam dunk after this. 13-5, orioles lose. orioles will play the red sox. quarter files for women's soccer -- quarterfinals. sweden beat the u.s. here is the penalty kick. that is not how you want to start. free kick. off of a u.s. player. 2-0 sweden.
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the u.s. gets one back. the u.s. will play brazil on sunday in the quarterfinals. the nfl talks, roger goodell and demaurice smith in new york expected to put their stamp on what the lawyers have done the last couple of days. expected to. that is good news. eith.ank you, ke >> the first juror is speaking out in the trial of casey anthony. >> a plea from an alleged massachusetts mob boss accused of being part of 19 murders. >> a chicken and an ostrich. in an unlikely friendship. >> we have some rain in the forecast. >> looking like a parking lot on southbound 95 approaching the
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fort mchenry.
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>> police are still looking for a suspect after the b-w parkway was shut down for hours yesterday it. >> after spending the last three years behind bars, casey anthony could walk at the jail today. the latest on a sentencing. >> does that digital leash of a hold on you, even when you're on vacation? >> we're getting a clearer picture of the weekend weather. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned he

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